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Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:25:41 GMT2017-06-23T15:25:41Z

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's government on Friday sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval....

Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:03:35 GMT2017-06-23T14:03:35Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Three people were killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia, officials said Friday....

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:46:27 GMT2017-06-23T13:46:27Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year....

Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:22:20 GMT2017-06-23T13:22:20Z

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) -- Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a "no-mistake job."...

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:36:54 GMT2017-06-23T12:36:54Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday....

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:37:10 GMT2017-06-23T10:37:10Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Botswana on Friday announced three days of mourning after the death of 91-year-old Ketumile Masire, a former president who led the country for nearly two decades....

Burkina Faso to invest $700 million to fight extremism

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:20:41 GMT2017-06-22T20:20:41Z

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups....